Nokia brings GE’s smart city platform to Canada

Finland-based telecommunications firm and digital solutions provider Nokia is bringing General Electric (GE)'s smart city platform, CityIQ, to Canada. An Internet of Things (IoT) platform developed by GE's Current startup division, CityIQ allows

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

City of Brampton wins 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Geographic information system (GIS) developer Esri has bestowed two Canadian organizations, including the City of Brampton, with 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awards. The city, a Toronto suburb-turned economic force in its

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Lots of award-winning mobility strategies in the June 2018 issue of Municipal Interface

The latest Municipal Interface might be our most informative yet, and I'm not just typing that because I wrote most of it. Released Thursday, the June 2018 issue of the Municipal Information Systems

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Vancouver, Montreal, Waterloo among 20 finalists for Smart Cities Challenge

Two of Canada's three largest cities are among the finalists for Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge - and they aren't alone. Infrastructure and Communities Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the Challenge's 20 finalists, five

Published on: June 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cities of Toronto, Mississauga among MISA Ontario’s 2018 award winners

HAMILTON, ONT. - The Cities of Toronto, Mississauga, and Cambridge, along with the Town of Innisfil, were among the big winners at the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Ontario chapter's annual conference Monday

Published on: June 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

An expert’s survey of the Smart Cities Challenge

By Roy Wiseman On April 24, 2018, the window closed for submitting applications for Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. By that date, 132 proposals had been submitted from 199 communities across Canada, with

Published on: May 28th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

How the City of Lethbridge prepared its Smart Cities Challenge application

RED DEER, Alta. - Public feedback played a central role in Lethbridge’s application for Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge, the city’s IT general manager explained during a recent presentation. During the 2018 Municipal

Published on: May 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How the City of Mississauga uses mobile technology to engage workers and citizens alike

Calling the City of Mississauga a mobile technology-ready municipality is an understatement. For the past two years, 90 per cent of city employees have been given a virtual private network (VPN)-connected laptop, smartphone,

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Sidewalk Toronto commits to Privacy by Design principles amid citizen concerns

TORONTO - Responsible data use and privacy are top priorities of Sidewalk Toronto’s smart city development project in Toronto’s Quay Side community, organizers told a public gathering on Thursday night. But developer Sidewalk

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Mobility is more important to the City of Toronto’s operations than you might think

As the City of Toronto embarks on a digital transformation journey which has included hiring a chief transformation officer, collaborating with one of Google's sister companies on a smart neighbourhood, and aggressive bids

Published on: April 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

South Ontario’s Guelph, London, and Barrie bringing private sector into municipal planning

The southern Ontario cities of Guelph, London, and Barrie want to make it easier for businesses to contribute to municipal planning. On Thursday, the municipalities announced the three-year Municipal Innovation Exchange (MIX) project,

Published on: April 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Tech a minor component of Toronto’s new ‘smart neighbourhood,’ Sidewalk Labs exec says

TORONTO - It's easy for the layperson to interpret Sidewalk Labs' newest project as "Google is building a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto," but the startup's first roundtable presentation on Tuesday did its best

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Government to invest in 5G; Sidewalk Toronto holds first public roundtable; Tesla’s moment of reckoning?

The federal, Ontario, and Quebec governments are scheduled to announce a major investment in 5G technology. Google affiliate Sidewalk Toronto is holding its first public roundtable on the smart neighbourhood it’s building on

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Become an expert in smart cities with the March 2018 issue of Municipal Interface

The first Municipal Interface of 2018 is here, and it's our best yet. Released Thursday, the March issue of the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA)/ASIM Canada's official magazine is full of advice, case

Published on: March 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood